16th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference
It is a pleasure to invite you to participate in the 16th edition of the Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference - WDSA 2014 - in Bari, Italy. As populations in both developing and developed countries are becoming increasingly urbanised, the smart city paragigm is becoming inceasingly important. Water resources and asset management are an integral component of a smart city and the water industry is increasingly interested to play a central role. This urbanisation, coupled with growing water demand due to climate and environmental changes are driving municipal water distribution infrastructure systems towards critical operational conditions. Integrating the expertise of researchers, software developers, practitioners and stakeholders from public and private water sectors is necessary to provide sustainable solutions in order to preserve water and energy resources for future generations. The WDSA 2014 conference is aimed at joining the best expertise on water distribution sector from all over the world to provide new paradigms and solutions in such a challenging framework.